Beauty & Cosmetics Industry Executive Search Recruitment

Spencer Riley match top talent with leading employers across the beauty and cosmetics industry.


Spencer Riley match top talent with leading employers across the beauty and cosmetics industry, providing our clients and candidates with the best value and satisfaction in every role, from materials and processes to R&D and marketing.

Our in-depth experience of the industry enables us to understand exactly what clients are looking for when appointing senior beauty & cosmetics personnel, and we work closely with our candidates to make sure that we appreciate their career goals and ambitions too.

The result is an executive recruitment process with faster time to hire, while the administrative burden on our clients is minimised thanks to our pre-qualification process, highly relevant candidate shortlists and option to allow Spencer Riley's talent search team to carry out first-round interviews on our clients' behalf.

Who we work with

Our executive search team has years of proven experience working with leading brands throughout the beauty and cosmetics space. This includes innovators and developers, cosmetics research organisations and global fashion house brands.

From new product development, through to post-launch sales and marketing, we can supply the senior-level candidates required to deliver maximum success. In this diverse and highly skilled sector, this can include highly capable chemists and materials scientists, experienced cosmetics & beauty sales and marketing executives, and C-suite personnel.

Many of our clients return to Spencer Riley for ongoing recruitment demands. Our Beauty & Cosmetics RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) service is ideal if you have long-term staffing needs at the top of your hierarchy.

Find the ideal candidate

Sub-sector specialist recruitment

The beauty industry is vast. Statista values the UK sector at nearly $16 billion in 2023 (around £12.6 billion) and the US market at over $90 billion. Growth in the UK is predicted to exceed 2% each year until at least 2027, with over 44% of revenues generated online.

Knowledge and skills among candidates span every facet of the industry and Spencer Riley can place talent into categories including personal care, skincare, haircare, fragrance and health. Whatever market or niche you operate within, our executive search team has the expertise to shortlist the best candidates for the role.

This includes senior-level office roles, with candidates who are experienced in accounts and finance, marketing and sales, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and procurement, and again offering a shining career history working for beauty and cosmetics brands.

Specialist Roles

Our Approach

We take the time to listen to you and understand your business, the key drivers behind the hire and the importance in relation to your objectives

We will devote time to understand your business goals and role requirements and then develop a search solution that meets your specific needs

We will demonstrate unwavering tenacity, speaking pro-actively and confidentially with every individual with the right experience, in order to be certain we have secured the best person open to your opportunity

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Further information on our recruiting process

Beauty & Cosmetics Candidate Services

For candidates seeking rewarding career opportunities at the upper end of the beauty & cosmetics sector, Spencer Riley can help. We appoint new hires into top-level roles, including leadership and management jobs, C-suite and executive positions, president/vice-president and company director vacancies.

All candidates are pre-screened, fully vetted and interviewed.This not only ensures that our shortlists are highly relevant for our clients, in order to minimise the hiring admin burden for managers, but also reassuresour candidates that they will be put forward for roles that are a naturally good fit for their own passions, interests, experience and qualifications.

If you are a professional in the beauty and cosmetics industry considering your next senior appointment, speak to your Spencer Rileyconsultant today. By liaising with our candidates around the world on an ongoing basis, we make certain that we know what you are looking for and when you are available.

Why choose Spencer Riley?

We pride ourselves on our unparalleled expertise, our unique executive recruitment offering and our excellent standards of customer service. At every step, we work tirelessly to deliver the very best value for clients and candidates alike.

In a sector as large and diverse as beauty and cosmetics, it's even more important to put your hiring process - and your career future - in the hands of a talent search consultancy that understands the market, its categories and its niches.

Our consultants have worked with leading brands in beauty and cosmetics for many years. Combined with the global reach of our candidate database, this means Spencer Riley can provide you with unique insight into the availability and location of relevant talent, no matter where in the world it can be found.

Beauty & Cosmetics RPO

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) allows cosmetics and beauty employers to access our expertise on an ongoing basis. During times of rapid growth, realignment of your business or launches of new product categories and departments, this can meet your continuing hiring needs with less administrative burden and an even deeper understanding of what you need.

Our Beauty & Cosmetics RPO offering is underpinned by KPIs agreed upfront, with regular reports based on real-time data to show that we are delivering on our promises. When necessary, we will adjust and adapt our methods to give you the best results in every role.

From the initial executive search through to the final remuneration package negotiations, this is a complete, end-to-end recruitment process that puts the needs of your organisation first - helping to sustain revenue growth, workforce expansion and to navigate any shortages in the cosmetics industry talent pool.

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How we can help

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How to get started

To set up an RPO arrangement or to benefit from Spencer Riley's recruitment consultancy services on an individual hire, get in touch today to speak to one of our beauty and cosmetics talent search executives.

We will schedule an initial consultation to fully understand the role you are recruiting for and the calibre of candidate you are seeking. From there, our team will get to work, reaching out to talented individuals from our global candidate database to find the right person for the job.

If you work in the cosmetics and beauty industry and would like to be considered for future roles with leading brands, speak to your Spencer Riley recruitment consultant and we will be happy to include you when shortlisting for upcoming opportunities, if we think your skills and experience are a good fit.

Clients and candidates are welcome to get in touch using the details on our Contact page by email, telephone or by filling out our message form, and our executive search specialists will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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Our team

Meet our specialists in Beauty & Cosmetics.

Sadie Meadows
Executive Search Consultant - Delivery Consultant

Sadie specialises in delivering targeted executive search projects with successful experience across Medical Aesthetics, Environmental Services and Industrial Services and is working with some of the leading companies across North America, EMEA and APAC

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Spencer Riley’s industry team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business,

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Bespoke Services

As well as the core sectors to which we recruit Spencer Riley has a proven track record for helping businesses in a wide variety sectors and getting the results required.

Our meticulous and pro-active approach means we are ideally placed to take on assignments in markets that sit outside of our core business areas. We are also well placed to help with a host of Private Equity Services, Outplacement Services as well with Mergers & Acquisitions

For more information and to discuss your unique situation then please get in touch.

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Spencer Riley’s team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business,

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